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​Caring for Lou Gehrig's Disease

The UC San Diego ALS and Motor Neuron Center combines the nation's boldest ALS research with an exceptional clinical treatment program to deliver comprehensive, innovative and compassionate care to those living with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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About Our Center

Our multi-institutional group of PhD and MD researchers are focused on:

  • Identifying the causes of ALS and the mechanisms that lead to premature death of motor neurons
  • Devising and testing potential therapeutic approaches
  • Translating our research efforts into clinical trials for patients with ALS

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Ice Bucket Challenges

Meet our ALS team members as they drench the CEO of UC San Diego’s Health System and the Vice Chancellor and Dean, School of Medicine, for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.


The Cleveland, Lagier-Tourenne and Ravits labs take the plunge.



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